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Inner Niger Delta, Mali

Photography highlights beauty of Niger Delta

In Mali, part of the landscape gleams like a giant emerald in the middle of the arid brown African Sahel. The glittering jewel is the Inland Niger Delta. …   | French

18 Jan 2011 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan during a meeting with Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House.

Meeting of IUCN Regional Director Asia with the Governor of Balochistan

Quetta - January 06, 2011 Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan met Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House. …  

17 Jan 2011 | News story

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. This is putting freshwater ecosystems and the species within them at risk, along with the livelihoods and economies of local communities which they support. …  

13 Jan 2011 | International news release

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Communication: A responsibility of all scientists

The scientific community should commit to communication as an integral part of a researcher's professional role. This editorial is reprinted with permission from David Dickson, Director, SciDev.Net.
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05 Jan 2011 | News story

On their way creating awareness about conservation and IUCN

Bicycle Rally from Far West to East of Nepal

With support from IUCN Nepal, under the project ‘Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction’, funded by DFID, a month long Bicycle Rally from Mahakali to Mechi was successfully completed on 22 December 2010. With the main objective of creating awareness about Climate Change, Bio-diversity Conservation and Environmental Governance at the local level, two students from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal, started their awareness campaign from Gaddachouki of Kanchanpur (Far West) on 26 November 2010 and completed the rally at Mechi Bridge in Eastern Nepal. …  

04 Jan 2011 | Article
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Poyang Lake Wetlands Management Report

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30 Dec 2010 | News story

Joint Author Meeting on Situation Analysis . E4L.

Joint Author Meeting on Situation Analysis

On December 8, 2010, Authors, Experts and National Committee Members from Bangladesh and India met together in Bangkok to discuss the outline of the situation analysis papers commissioned for ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ project. …  

25 Dec 2010 | Event

IUCN Expert briefing the team of Barclays Bank.

Barclays Bank’s Team visits Mangroves Plantation Site

News Release: Karachi - December 23, 2010. Barclays Bank’s two-member team visited the proposed plantation sites near Port Qasim. Mr. Tahir Qureshi briefed the team about the threats posed to the ecosystem; he also outlined the criteria for selection of mud flats where the plantation will be carried out. The team also had the opportunity to personally observe some of the threats to the existing patches of mangroves by the untreated industrial effluents and sewage discharged into the sea through the drainage system of the city. …  

23 Dec 2010 | News story

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The Richness of the Gulf of Mannar

Harbouring over 3,000 species of fauna and flora, the Gulf of Mannar (GoM) is a heaven for fin fish, crustaceans (prawns and crabs), mollusks (oysters), echinoderms (sea cucumber), coelenterates (corals) and aquatic mammals (dugong). Vast areas of sea grass beds are also common in the area.   

22 Dec 2010 | News story
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